A second Lawrence business has found its attempt to collect payment from the Meeting for Peace foundation blocked by the organization's closed bank account.
State Office Systems Inc., 647 Mass., has been informed by Lawrence national Bank that the foundation's checking account has been closed. State Office Systems was seeking $1,476 from the foundation for photocopying services.
In November, Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone ruled that Meeting for Peace owed the company $984 plus interest and penalties. The firm was trying to collect the funds through garnishment of the bank account.
Last month, Nancy Ezell and John McGrew, doing business as the Westminster Inn, found out the account had been closed. Westminster, which rented the foundation 32 rooms from Oct. 10-18, 1990, was seeking $4,200 in its garnishment.
In October 1990, the foundation sponsored a trip by citizens of the Soviet Union to Kansas. The bulk of the meetings took place in Lawrence.